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I'm Engaged.... Here's the Story

Here's the fun story of how we got engaged, for all those who are wondering...
There is a big hill by our school which is near the Mississippi River where kids go sledding whenever they can (Riverside Park for those of you from the area). Tuesday morning was my last final and Louie called me and asked me if I'd like to go sledding. Of course I went! So, we went down the hill about 6-8 times at which point I requested to take a break and make snow angels instead. After that, we went and sat on the granite wall that runs parallel to the river (where we've previously watched many sunsets) and chatted. He noticed something on my face, and had to take off his gloves to remove it. He "dropped" his gloves (though I don't really remember this particular piece, he filled me in) and I realized it was taking him an awfully long time to stand up again so I looked down at him. I realized that he was on one knee and wasn't getting up, in fact he was searching for the ri…

What A Great Night....

SO... Last night I was exhausted and unmotivated to do much of anything. I got called to cover the check-in table until one of the Night Supes got in and agreed (anything but doing homework sounded good). Shortly after the night supe arrived, I taught a girl how to knit, which was really fun. Then Louis came over on a surprise visit, and we decided to play games in the lobby and order a pizza (which I had a coupon to receive for FREE!). So he picked out Operation, cuz he had never played before. I picked Sorry. We started with Operation, which only had to of the pieces for "removal" - the piece of toast/bread and the wishbone. So we took turns, and then put those pieces in other slots to increase the difficulty :) That lasted maybe ten minutes. But it was funny because everytime we touched the sides of the slots and the buzzer went of, we jumped or gasped.... Then on to Sorry. Louis got like two Sorry's in a row after I had advanced some of my pieces from the home start.…

It's Already October

So, by far, I think my favorite week in the whole year is the first week or 10 days of October. The leaves are all still on the trees, but they are the most vibrant oranges and yellows and reds your heart could imagine. Every fall, the Lord takes my breath away by His beauty in the trees. (Light bulb occuring as I type...) He seems to like to remind me that it's perfectly normal to experience a lot of change in a short period of time and that it will be easiest for me if I just let Him determine how, what, when, where and how that change will occur in my life. If only it were as easy as just being a leaf on a tree, but it's a bit more complex than that. In the Bible, in John chapter 15, it talks about in detail how we are the branches on the vine of Christ. We are to abide in Him and be obedient to His commands, and that He is our true source of life and nourishment. John even records Jesus' words that we cannot do anything of eternal value without Him. I wish I were bette…

It's Been Too Long

For those of you who don't know, I'm an RA this year which means a lot of change and responsibilities have become a part of my life the last month or so.... Life is busy and I try to remember to take care of my self. My alergies are keeping a lingering cough from a cold I had two weeks ago, but I'm healthy otherwise. I feel like I'm trying to balance a million and two things mentally, just trying to prioritize the stuff that teachers think is important versus the stuff that I think is important, like spending time with Jesus and getting enough rest. Louis is wonderful, and we made an awesome homemade dinner together on Friday and he got me some fun thoughtful gifts like my favorite chapstick and cough drops just to name a few. I can't wait for Bible study to start, the first one is this Tuesday and I've been waiting for this for like 5 months (since bible study ended in late april or early may). I'm so excited for the first seven weeks to be done, only beca…

Happy July

Hey Y'all!
Sorry, I have been so busy with my internship, so I haven't posted in a while, but I really enjoy my job! Life is good, my family is doing well, and Louis is wonderful. I have been getting a lot of sun (aka farmer's tans) dusting cars and keeping the car lot looking nice. I've found that it's quite enjoyable to talk to people about cars and how great it is to work in a family-run business. My dad is a workaholic it seems at times, but I honestly can't remember ever spending this much time with him in a summer ~ EVER. So that's been a blessing. He's got a contagious energy and excitement for this business he began only a few months ago. I really enjoy it. I don't know what else to say, except that I'm praying for you and I hope you are learning and growing in your relationship with the Lord. I pray that your quiet times are sweet and your heart is full of His joy and peace and love and that you're using what you've seen Him do t…

Memorial Day Weekend

Hey all! Sorry it's been a few days. I am taking a break at work so I thought I'd update...
So here it was Friday, which I already posted about hanging out with my mom. Well Saturday, she and I had a blast. We got a ton of her "to-do's" out in the yard accomplished. Have no fear friends, I am a skilled hole-digger officially after that :) I love to garden with my mom, though. We have this fun little tradition-if you will- where we go across the street or the yard and take a few moments to bask in the beauty of our newly-accomplished feats. I must say that she and I make a great decorating and landscaping combo. "hunny, don't you think moving the berry bushes over there would be a great idea?" "yeah i do, mom, where would you like me to dig the holes?" "oh i suppose, right about here" "okay, no problem" and I dig away and she points me in the right direction and it's really fun for me to help her tiny little self ou…

Monster In Law

ust went to a chick flick with my mom. Can't honestly remember the last time we did that, though I'm sure it really wasn't THAT terribly long ago. For sure we've done that at least once in the last Year :) time flies when you're at college.... grateful that she's gratious. she even paid my ticket and we shared a small popcorn and pop, how cute. wasn't so sure that i even wanted to see this particular flick, but about 10 minutes in, I realized I was hooked. Pretty typical cute j-lo flick with some fun things that were different. kept my interest, which at the end of a work week- and being a blonde (just kidding)- isn't saying a whole world of a lot. but good entertainment nonetheless. would recommend it to a friend looking for a fun girly thing to do.... maybe with your mom (no that is not a your-mom joke). okay i think that's about it...
until later my friends,
Kate

God is Good

So, being the first week on the job at my internship, I am very excited that the end of the week has come. It has been a very busy and productive week, working for my dad at his car dealership. I have made many runs to target, office max, best buy and so forth. The first thing this little dealership needs is some serious organization, which some of you may know I have a sortof OCD relationship with. So I went straight to work. I have found good use of the 30-40-some-up to an hour long drive to talk to God about my friends and family and what's going on in my life. I have spent the car ride on the way to work (in my demo, which is a pretty cool bonus) praying for the day ahead of me. Just want to take this opportunity to thank the Lord for answering one particular prayer this morning. So I was thinking, pretty sure that we haven't sold a car all week, last week, dad sold 5 or so. So I said, God, I pray that we would sell at least one car today. In the car world, it's pretty…